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Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Page: 68


Mr PYNE (SturtMinister for Education) (09:48): I move:

That the question be now put.

The SPEAKER: The question is that the motion be put. All those in favour please say aye; against no. I think the ayes have it.

Mr Albanese: On a point of order—

The SPEAKER: The vote is underway.

Mr Albanese: On a point of order—

The SPEAKER: The vote is underway. You cannot have a point of order in the middle of a division.

Mr Albanese: But you have not called the division—

The SPEAKER: I have called—

Mr Albanese: You have not called a division.

The SPEAKER: I will hear the member for Grayndler.

Mr Albanese: My point of order is, Speaker: is it the case that the Leader of the House is moving a gag on a dissent motion to the Speaker without anyone defending the Speaker's ruling—without a single defence of the Speaker's ruling?

The SPEAKER: There is no point of order. The question is that the question be now put.